When I was about 5 or 6, my parents started having to use pull ups on me at night again because I was afraid of the dark and when I woke up having to go potty, I just went in my bed because getting scolded was far better than facing the dark alone. My poor parents didn't know that's why I did it. Sometimes it's hard to get a kid to give you a rational reason but there often is one. They ended up bribing me. I didn't get new toys very often, pretty much just birthdays and Christmas, so they said if I stayed dry for a week I could go pick out a new toy at the store. After that, I never had another problem. My dad helped by getting up with me in the middle of the night and walking me to the bathroom once they figured out I was scared and embarassed. After a little while I got over it. Maybe she is involved in what she is doing and it's more important to her than going potty. Give her some incentive and she may change her mind.
at 1:54 PM on Feb. 24, 2009